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bankroll builder - Mon Nov 11, 2013, 03:13 AM
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Hi, I am interested in the bankroll builder promotion!
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 07:51 AM
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Hi, I am interested in the bankroll builder promotion!
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Please read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.

>>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer.

We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow!

Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!

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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Hello,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!

NB: Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future

First Step

Watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retrieving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey.



After wacthing this please play some PLAY MONEY FULL-RING (9-Handed) tables at PokerStars and using the Hand Replayer post a hand here in this thread that you have questions about.

Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.



Then when you have that done please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

So you have 3 steps to do to begin with and when you have all 3 done we will award you with your first bonus.

1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video
2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
3) Pass the Poker Basic course.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed.

Best of Luck!

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My hand - Tricerato - Fri Dec 13, 2013, 03:59 AM
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Hi, this as a hand I played. As you can see, I lost
 
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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Hi Tricerato!

The first thing that I see here is before the hand even starts. Whenever I sit down to a ring table, I always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over to start immediately is a huge drain to a player's bankroll and something that I need to avoid.

With A4s from UTG+1, I get two limps in front of me (yes, the post counts as a limp). I'd like to immediately fold here as it's nowhere near a strong enough hand to be playing from this position, but since the blind was posted, I'll check and hope to see a free flop. I definitely do not have a strong enough hand to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Just because I have an ace or suited cards does not mean the hand is playable. From UTG+1, the only hands with an ace that I should be playing are AA, AK or maybe AQs. All the others are too weak from this position at the table.

An opp now 4-bets and when it gets to me, since A4s is not even strong enough to raise with, it's definitely not strong enough to call a raise with. It takes a much stronger hand to call a raise than it does to initially raise with.

If I saw the flop, which I never would here, I need to check and hope to hit a card on the turn. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 2 opps in the hand, I cannot bet less than a standard bet of 2/3 pot. Doing so can be giving the opps the correct odds to outdraw me... something that I need to avoid.

Patience is a big key in poker and I need to be able to fold my marginal and bad hands and to wait for better cards and better situations.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Dec 14, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Great stuff!

Now please let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz and we'll get your first bonus to you.

Cheers,
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Basic Quiz - Tue Dec 17, 2013, 04:44 AM
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Hey, I passed Basic Quiz. So, that part is done
 
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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 04:48 AM
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Hey, I passed Basic Quiz. So, that part is done
Brilliant!

You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you.

Please watch the following video and answer the question below.



List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

Then study the Cash Game course and once your happy have a go at attempting the quiz. Don't rush through the course, there's a lot of content there and the quiz is tricky so spend some time on this.

So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus.

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 04:21 AM
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Answer to question

1) Bluff and scare opponents
2) Get money when you have a strong hand
3) Get opponents to fold under pressure

I played following hand and I passed the quiz
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 04:30 AM
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Oh, and I made my first deposit, so if you could release my remainder of money, that would be great
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Hi Tricerato,

I think you made a good call preflop. You have a decent hand and you will be in good position for the rest of the hand against the raiser.

On the flop, although you have no pair, you have two overcards to the board and you have to call $0.02 to play for a pot of $0.30, in other words 15:1 odds. You are getting a great price to call, so I would call like you did.

On the turn you've hit top pair. I think both calling the bet and raising are good options. I would probably raise here to get value from 9x, 6x and worse Qx hands and maybe win the pot here and now.

On the river you make top two pair. This time the villain bets very large. This has all the hallmarks that he really likes his hand. Against some opponents I would raise all in to try and get the maximum value from what is likely the best hand. However I think the villain might well have a set (three of a kind) here, so I think you make a very prudent decision to just call.

As it turns out he does have three of a kind, but I think you played the hand very well in all spots.
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Please Note: Due to the holiday period please allow extra time for your Bankroll Builder reply from the Team


Fantastic!

Your second Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

Watch this video that will help you on the cash game tables



There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your 2nd bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step.
3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions.

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